Robert Cray

Soundtrack, Actor, Composer

Soundtrack, Actor, Composer


Born in Columbus, GA, in 1953, blues guitarist/vocalist Robert Cray has--along with Albert Collins and Stevie Ray Vaughan--been credited with helping to create the blues "renaissance" of the 1980s. He began his music career in 1979 and has won three Grammy awards, with his 1986 album "Strong Persuader" selling over one million copies. Cray's father...
Birth date
1953-08-01
Awards
5 wins & 11 nominations.
Height
6' 1" (1.85 m)

Known For


Kalifornia
Kalifornia
Soundtrack (1993)
Cop Land
Cop Land
Soundtrack (1997)
When a Man Loves a Woman
When a Man Loves a Woman
Soundtrack (1994)
Street Smart
Street Smart
Soundtrack (1987)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackConan
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Holly Hunter/Natasha Lyonne/Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (2017) ... (performer: "You Must Believe in Yourself")
2017
SoundtrackDie Harald Schmidt Show
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Show #90 (2012) ... (performer: "Won't Be Coming Home")
2012
SoundtrackHinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Baby Blues (2004) ... (writer: "Old Love")
2004
SoundtrackMTV Unplugged: Ballads
(Video short) (writer: "Old Love")
2000
SoundtrackEric Clapton & Friends in Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua
(TV Special) (writer: "Old Love")
1999
SoundtrackCop Land
(writer: "I Can't Quit")
1997
SoundtrackEric Clapton: Live in Hyde Park
(TV Special) (writer: "Old Love")
1997
SoundtrackThe Rich Man's Wife
(writer: "SOME PAIN, SOME SHAME")
1996
SoundtrackMother
("Across The Line")
1996/II
SoundtrackA Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan
(TV Special) (performer: "Love Struck Baby", "Six Strings Down", "Tick Tock", "SRV Shuffle")
1996
SoundtrackThe Truth About Cats & Dogs
(producer: "Well I Lied")
1996
SoundtrackThe Wharf Rat
(TV Movie) (performer: "No Big Deal") / (writer: "No Big Deal")
1995
SoundtrackWhen a Man Loves a Woman
(performer: "I'm a Good Man") / (writer: "I'm a Good Man")
1994
SoundtrackKalifornia
(writer: "Playin' in the Dirt")
1993
SoundtrackThe Night We Never Met
(performer: "Bouncin' Back")
1993
SoundtrackUnplugged
(TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode) - Eric Clapton (1992) ... (writer: "Old Love")
1992
SoundtrackEric Clapton: 24 Nights
(TV Special documentary) (performer: "Watch Yourself", "Have You Ever Loved a Woman", "Worried Life Blues") / (writer: "Old Love")
1991
SoundtrackBeverly Hills, 90210
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Necessity Is a Mother (1991) ... (performer: "The Forecast (Calls For Pain)" - uncredited)
1991
SoundtrackSkin Deep
(writer: "I Can't Go Home")
1989
SoundtrackMiami Vice
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Child's Play (1987) ... (performer: "The Dream" - uncredited)
1987
SoundtrackStreet Smart
(writer: "The Last Time (I Get Burned Like This)", "Payin For It Now")
1987
SoundtrackSaturday Night Live
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Valerie Bertinelli/Robert Cray Band (1987) ... (writer: "Smoking Gun" - uncredited)
1987
RoleTitleYear
ActorThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno
(TV Series) Musical Guest - Episode #3.318 (1995) ... Musical Guest
1995
ActorJohn Lee Hooker: Baby Lee
(Video short) Robert Cray
1990
ActorThe Robert Cray Band: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
(Video short) Robert Cray
1988
ActorRobert Cray: Smoking Gun
(Video short) Robert Cray
1986
ActorNational Lampoon's Animal House
Bandmember, Otis Day and the Knights (uncredited)
1978
RoleTitleYear
ComposerThrough Riley's Eyes
(Short)
2000
ComposerRobert Cray: Smoking Gun
(Video short)
1986
RoleTitleYear
ThanksAnimal House of Blues: How a Community Helped Create a Hollywood Blockbuster or Two
(Documentary) (special thanks)
2012
RoleTitleYear
SelfAustin City Limits
(TV Series documentary) Self - Americana Music Festival (2017) ... Self - Robert Cray/Doyle Bramhall II (2000) ... Self
2000-2017
SelfConan
(TV Series) Self - Musical Guest - Holly Hunter/Natasha Lyonne/Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (2017) ... Self - Musical Guest
2017
SelfMonochrome: Black, White and Blue
(TV Series documentary) Self - Musician - Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Self - Musician - Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Self - Musician
2017
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Contributor - B.B. King: The Life of Riley (2015) ... Self - Contributor
2015
SelfInternational Jazz Day
Self
2015
SelfTavis Smiley
(TV Series) Self - Guest / Self - Episode dated 26 June 2014 (2014) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 9 November 2006 (2006) ... Self
2006-2014
SelfNat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark
(Documentary) Self
2014
SelfEric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013
(Video) Self
2013
SelfDie Harald Schmidt Show
(TV Series) Self - Show #90 (2012) ... Self
2012
SelfMulatschag
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.226 (2012) ... Self
2012
SelfB.B. King: The Life of Riley
(Documentary) Self
2012
SelfGreat Performances
(TV Series) Self - Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 (2011) ... Self - Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival, Chicago (2007) ... Self
2007-2011
SelfRobert Cray: Cookin' in Mobile
(TV Special)
2010
SelfBreakfast
(TV Series) Self - Blues Guitarist and Singer - Episode dated 7 July 2010 (2010) ... Self - Blues Guitarist and Singer
2010
SelfCrossroads Guitar Festival
(Video) Self
2010
SelfRock Prophecies
(Documentary) Self
2009
SelfBB King: The Blues and Jazz
(TV Special) Self
2008
SelfStrat Masters: The Greatest Guitar Story Ever Told
(Video documentary) Self
2007
SelfLegends of Jazz
(TV Series documentary) Self - Roots: The Blues (2006) ... Self
2006
Self20th Century Masters: The Best of Robert Cray
(Video) Self
2005
SelfThe Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.87 (2005) ... Self
2005
SelfBiography
(TV Series documentary) Self - Eric Clapton: Just the Messenger (2004) ... Self
2004
SelfLightning in a Bottle
(Documentary) Self
2004
SelfJohn Lee Hooker: That's My Story
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2001
SelfLater... With Jools Holland
(TV Series) Self - Episode #14.7 (1999) ... Self
1999
SelfLate Night with Conan O'Brien
(TV Series) Self - Musical Guest - Bob Costas/Frederique/Robert Cray (1999) ... Self - Musical Guest
1999
SelfPerfect Day
(Video short) Self
1997
SelfThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno
(TV Series) Self - Musical Guest - Episode #5.93 (1997) ... Self - Musical Guest
1997
SelfCan't You Hear the Wind Howl? The Life & Music of Robert Johnson
(Documentary) Self
1997
SelfA Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan
(TV Special) Self
1996
SelfRolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge
(TV Special documentary) Self
1995
SelfB.B. King: The Blues Summit
(TV Special) Self
1995
SelfLate Night with David Letterman
(TV Series) Self / Self - Guest - Episode dated 6 October 1992 (1992) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 15 January 1991 (1991) ... Self - Episode dated 25 October 1990 (1990) ... Self - Episode dated 10 November 1988 (1988) ... Self - Episode #5.150 (1986) ... Self
1986-1992
SelfJohn Lee Hooker and Friends
(TV Movie) Self
1992
SelfEric Clapton: 24 Nights
(TV Special documentary) Self - Guitar
1991
SelfLeyendas de la guitarra
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1991
SelfRapido
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 30 January 1991 (1991) ... Self
1991
SelfThe Arsenio Hall Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.19 (1989) ... Self (as The Robert Cray Band)
1989
SelfWired
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.14 (1988) ... Self
1988
SelfEbony/Jet Showcase
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 19 February 1988 (1988) ... Self
1988
SelfLate Night with David Letterman: 6th Anniversary Special
(TV Special) Self
1988
SelfChuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll
(Documentary) Self
1987
SelfWogan
(TV Series) Self - Episode #7.103 (1987) ... Self
1987
SelfRockpop in Concert
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 23 August 1987 (1987) ... Self
1987
SelfThe 29th Annual Grammy Awards
(TV Special) Self
1987
SelfThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(TV Series) Self - Musical Guest - Episode #26.12 (1987) ... Self - Musical Guest
1987
SelfTina!
(TV Movie) Performer
1986